British Olympic pentathletes have medals in mind

  • Modern pentathletes Heather Fell and Katy Livingston have been selected as members of Team GB to compete at the 2008 Olympic Games.

    Heather and Katy, who are currently ranked fourth and fifth in the world respectively, are excited about the prospect of representing Britain.

    Heather said: “Beijing could be a once in a lifetime opportunity for me. I’m going to try to get everything right and produce the performance of a lifetime.

    “I’m going to prepare everything 100 per cent to make the most of the opportunity.”

    Katy, 23, won the individual bronze medal at last month’s modern pentathlon World Championships in Budapest as well as winning gold in the first World Cup event of 2008 in Cairo.

    While Heather, 24, won silver at last year’s European Championships in Latvia, before winning the World Cup in Millfield, Somerset in March.

    And both are headed to the Olympics with medals at the forefront of their minds.

    Katy said: “I proved by medalling at the World Championships recently and winning a World Cup competition earlier this year that I can get on the podium in big competitions and I definitely think I can be on the podium in Beijing. Myself and Heather will go there and do our best.”

    Heather added: “If I can get everything right on the day I know I have a chance of a medal, and that’s what I’m going to be completely focused on.”

    Dominic Mahony, Team GB Modern Pentathlon Team Leader for the Beijing 2008 Olympics said: “Katy and Heather have proven with their performances both this and last year that they are outstanding athletes in a very strong pool of talented British women. They thoroughly deserve their selection.”

    Mhairi Spence, 22, will travel to Beijing as reserve.

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